Strangers Edit this Published in Strangers John Corcoran, Part 1: The Teacher Who Couldn’t Read Listen Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/356134/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend John Corcoran graduated from college and taught high school for 17 years without knowing how to read or write. This is Part 1 of the story about how he pulled that off.